An Illustrated History of Ghosts (The Illustrated History Of)

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An Illustrated History of Ghosts (The Illustrated History Of)

An Illustrated History of Ghosts (The Illustrated History Of)

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It's weird that it doesn't work properly on the kindle app as I can read graphic novels on there no problem but this just didn't work at all.

At the end the author has included a list of key figures who are associated with ghosts, a further reading list and also a section listing films that have portrayed ghosts.From haunted ranches to epic maritime legends of the 19th century, devour stories of our world’s oldest hauntings and unexplainable phenomena in hair-raising accounts of the afterlife. An Illustrated History of Ghosts is a cute little book which was a surface and light read about the history of ghosts. I jumped at the chance when I saw this on NetGalley as I love anything paranormal but unfortunately it wasn’t what I expected.

If you already know your stuff then you might not get too much out of this, but it still makes a nice book to have on the shelf and loan to guests. Thank you so much to the publishers for providing me with an eArc of this book in exchange for my honest review. There were a few instances when really interesting details or myths were alluded to but the prose failed to go into more detail, or it was jammed into a list format that didn't help bring the subject matter to life for me. I understand it's a short book, but some of the things mentioned are glossed over to the point it really wasn't worth including them. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book, especially for anyone who wants to learn a bit more about the history behind ghosts, especially from different backgrounds and cultures.Instead, Ghosts feels much more targeted towards much younger readers and offers a very high-level overview of a broad variety of things pertinent to ghosts, but never really leverages the spooky subject matter or the unique advantages of illustration to offer something more tangible. There are currently two other Illustrated History books by Adam Allsuch Boardman, filmmaking and UFOs. one other thing i really loved was the further reading and further watching sections at the end, a cool little inclusion.

Your access to this site was blocked by Wordfence, a security provider, who protects sites from malicious activity. It touches many different topics, such as the different types of ghosts within different cultures and their influence on films and literature. Since then, Adam has worked for a variety of clients such as Apple, The Economist, Deloitte and Monocle. Like Adam Allsuch Boardman’s earlier work with Nobrow Press, An Illustrated History of UFOs, An Illustrated History of Ghosts is a stylishly produced, colorful piece of graphic art that provides a basic but thorough introduction to ghostly myths and legends throughout the world. When it says it's a history book, it only ever briefly touches on each moment and each haunting, never sticking around long enough that you get any real depth.

As someone with an interest in this subject, I could follow it fine but I don't know how a new to subject reader would fare. I found the endless lists a bit tiresome, lists of ghosts portrayed in films, lists of ghosts around the world, often with no interesting story attached, just a list of ghosts, with images. The illustrations in this book are what really sells it though, they are so eye catching and perfect for the subject matter. Fuelled by an interest in the trivial, and a fastidious study of detail, Adam enjoys illustrating a variety of subjects.

His gorgeous graphic illustrations of which there are many, make his guide to the afterlife fun like no other. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The book begins with providing definitions for the terminology that is used in the book such as what a ghost is, the meanings of myths and legends. I would have loved to read something like this when I was younger and in my first moment of awe and insistence of watching ghost hunting videos and shows and adamant that ghosts and spirits are real. Veterans who know Boardman's work will likely really enjoy this as it's clearly a good quality output, just not to my taste.Get to the heart of the unexplainable in Adam’s third addition to the “llustrated History” series filled with private seances and ectoplasm to spiritual mediums and spirit photography galore. This would make a fun gift for that friend that loves to watch unsolved mysteries or ghost hunter TV shows, or to those who are interested in dipping their toe into this area.

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